Under the general direction of the Creative Director, the Video Producer acts as the developer, producer, director, editor, videographer and script collaborator for video productions.
Works closely with colleagues to produce and/or direct a variety of videos ranging from promotional, light-hearted fare to more exacting research-focused pieces. Interacts regularly with leaders not only in the Office of Communications and Marketing but throughout the University.
Collaborates with faculty, staff and students to determine their needs, conceives and promotes the appropriate video techniques, and creates the finished product. Possesses the ability to tell the story via video but also knows how to work with motion graphics and animation when needed. Must have an interest in bringing a good story to life regardless of content type or theme, which may include but is not limited to: the campus experience, research/innovation, science, event coverage, etc. Comfortable in all formats from mini-documentaries to video profiles to promotional segments.
In collaboration with the Creative Director, OCM leadership and video peers, sets strategy for video storytelling. Produces, shoots, directs, edits videos, and adjusts content for scripts in collaboration with team members.
Creates, produces and posts video and audio features, including conducting interviews with sources such as faculty members, and students for platforms such as UD's website, social media channels, commercials and various other platforms.
Organizes and coordinates the details of video production work. Conducts location site surveys and production planning meetings. Specifies the staff, facilities and equipment needed. Edits or directs the editing of video materials including selection of scenes, transitions, special effects, narration, and background music
Ensures compliance with University video and brand standards.
Provides recommendations for enhancing public awareness and engagement through use of video and audio.
Researches and develops new techniques for conveying and presenting material within video projects. Evaluates new audio/visual equipment and recommends use. Keeps abreast of new technologies.
Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree and three years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Degree in Audio/Visual Communications, Design, Production or Journalism preferred.
Demonstrated ability to transform complex topics into engaging video stories. Scientific focus is a plus.
Ability to create, compose, edit video scripts and storyboards, and perform editorial research.
Advanced proficiency in Premiere/After Effects and Final Cut Pro. A proven advanced proficiency level with Photoshop and Illustrator is a strong plus.
Expertise and mastery of video production process, camera operation, different camera and lens types, microphones, proper filming techniques, lighting design, and post-production.
Experience covering live events.
Understanding of technical requirements for delivery of assets on various distribution channels.
Strong knowledge of current and emerging audio/video technologies, live streaming, multimedia communications and engagement monitoring/analysis.
Effective interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
Significant independent judgment and self-motivation.
Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
A positive, can-do attitude with a deep desire to constantly be looking to improve and innovate. Collaboration is key as well as being a team player. Ability to think creatively and approach a wide variety of projects from new angles. Must be an imaginative storyteller.
Reel or website of relevant materials is required at interview stage.
Ability to work extended hours beyond the typical business day, nights and weekends throughout the academic year, when required.
Internal Number: 494234
About University of Delaware
The University of Delaware has a great tradition of excellence, from our roots extending back to a small private academy started in 1743, to the research-intensive, technologically advanced institution of today. Our alumni tell our story of achievement, from our first class, which included three signers of the Declaration of Independence and one signer of the U.S. Constitution, to the more than 154,000 living Blue Hens who are making vital contributions to the world. Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his wife, Jill, are both UD alumni. The University received its charter from the State of Delaware in 1833 and was designated one of the nation’s historic Land Grant colleges in 1867. Today, UD is a Land Grant, Sea Grant and Space Grant institution. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies UD as a research university with very high research activity—a designation accorded less than 3 percent of U.S. colleges and universities. UD ranks among the nation’s top 100 universities in federal R&D support for science and engineering. A state-assisted, privately governed institution, UD offers a broad range of degree programs: 3 associate programs, 147 bachelor’s p...rograms, 119 master's programs, 54 doctoral programs, and 15 dual graduate programs through our seven colleges and in collaboration with more than 70 research centers. Our student body encompasses more than 17,000 undergraduates, more than 3,600 graduate students and nearly 800 students in professional and continuing studies from across the country and around the globe. Our distinguished faculty includes internationally known authors, scientists and artists, among them a Nobel laureate, Guggenheim and Fulbright fellows, and members of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. State-of-the-art facilities support UD's academic and public service activities. Our 146-foot coastal research vessel, Hugh R. Sharp—the most advanced in the U.S.—helps scientists across the region explore the sea. World-class figure skaters train at our High Performance Figure Skating Center. Partnerships with Nemours/A. I. du Pont Hospital for Children, Christiana Care and Thomas Jefferson University; the U.S. Army; Winterthur; Longwood Gardens and Hagley Museum offer unparalleled experiences in health sciences, defense research, art conservation, horticulture and history. The University is now transforming a 272-acre parcel, the site of a former auto assembly plant, into the Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus. Distinguished speaker series, symposia, 21 intercollegiate athletics programs and numerous intramural and club sports, more than 300 student organizations, concerts, exhibits and other arts and cultural activities enrich campus life.Thomas Jefferson once described Delaware as a "jewel" among states due to its strategic location on the East Coast, halfway between Washington, D.C., and New York City. Today, however, the location of Delaware's flagship university increasingly is invoked as "halfway between Los Angeles and London."In addition to our Georgian-inspired main campus in Newark, Del., UD has locations across the state--in Wilmington, Dover, Georgetown and Lewes. A thriving study-abroad program and expanding international partnerships further enhance our students' education as global citizens. We invite you to visit our campus or take our virtual tour today! http://video.realviewtv.com/education/udel/